begging

begging

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  • Begging — For other uses, see Begging (disambiguation). Beggar redirects here. It is not to be confused with Begga or Bega. Begging is to entreat earnestly, implore, or supplicate. It often occurs for the purpose of securing a material benefit,… …   Wikipedia

  • Begging — Beg Beg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Begged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Begging}.] [OE. beggen, perh. fr. AS. bedecian (akin to Goth. bedagwa beggar), biddan to ask. (Cf. {Bid}, v. t.); or cf. beghard, beguin.] 1. To ask earnestly for; to entreat or supplicate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • begging — n. to live by begging * * * [ begɪŋ] to live by begging …   Combinatory dictionary

  • begging — noun Begging is used before these nouns: ↑bowl …   Collocations dictionary

  • begging bowl — noun A bowl carried by beggars, esp certain orders of monks, to receive food, money, etc (often figurative) • • • Main Entry: ↑beg * * * ˈbegging bowl 8 [begging bowl] noun a bowl held out by sb asking for food or money: ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • begging letter — noun A letter soliciting charity, esp money • • • Main Entry: ↑beg * * * begging letter UK US noun [countable] [singular begging letter plural begging let …   Useful english dictionary

  • Begging Burros — is a name used to refer to the donkeys in Custer State Park in South Dakota, United States. For many years, these donkeys have earned this nickname as they approach various passing cars through the park begging for food. After earning this… …   Wikipedia

  • begging bowl — begging bowls N COUNT If a country or organization approaches other countries or organizations with a begging bowl, it asks them for money. [mainly BRIT] He said earlier that he is not holding out a begging bowl …   English dictionary

  • begging letter — begging letters N COUNT (disapproval) A begging letter is a letter from a person or organization in which they ask you to send some money for a particular purpose. [mainly BRIT] He has received sacks of begging letters following reports about his …   English dictionary

  • begging bowl — begging .bowl n 1.) used to talk about a request for money made by an organization or country ▪ Arts and theatre groups are constantly thrusting the begging bowl at the government. 2.) a container which a beggar holds out to people for money …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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